Hacker Goes to Top Dutch Court in U.S. Extradition Fight

Maud van Gaal and David Voreacos report:

Vladimir Drinkman, a Muscovite wanted by the U.S. on charges he helped lead a ring that hacked 17 companies including 7-Eleven Inc. and Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. (NDAQ), is fighting a Dutch court ruling that would allow his extradition.

The Supreme Court of the Netherlands, the nation’s top court, yesterday received Drinkman’s appeal of a ruling that said the U.S. request is admissible and a hearing date will now be set, said Mireille Beentjes, a spokeswoman at the court.

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